Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced it has signed two sub-contracts to support the development of the floating production unit on the proposed Scarborough gas field development project in Western Australia.
Under the contracts, SNC-Lavalin will provide front end engineering design support for the semi-submersible hull and mooring, model testing scoping and supervision, and ancillary scopes. SNC-Lavalin will also provide overall technical safety, formal safety assessment and risk engineering services to support the engineering design activities for Scarborough.
The two contracts will be executed by SNC-Lavalin’s Houston Offshore Engineering subsidiary and its Atkins business in Western Australia. Both scopes have the option to extend to detailed design engineering subject to the Scarborough Joint Venture reaching a final investment decision targeted for 2020.
“We are delighted to be able to demonstrate the breadth of our offshore oil & gas and project execution expertise to our clients globally following the acquisition of Atkins and its subsidiary Houston Offshore Engineering,” said Craig Muir, president, Resources, SNC-Lavalin.
Woodside is proposing to develop the Scarborough gas resource, located in the Carnarvon Basin, approximately 375 km west-northwest of the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia. The new offshore facilities will initially have seven high-rate, subsea gas wells tied back to a semi-submersible floating production unit moored in 900 meters of water close to the Scarborough field. Gas would be transported by a 430 km pipeline to onshore processing infrastructure on the Burrup Peninsula.